Ice Dams: Lessons Learned From The Northeast

Ice Dams NortheastMother Nature has not been kind to the Northeast the last few years. Hurricane Sandy brought destruction and damage in 2012, while the winter of 2013-2014 featured a “polar vortex” descending over much of the Midwest and Northeast. Last year New England received record snow, and a lengthy period of low temperatures. This resulted in significant damage to homes and businesses, largely from ice dams and other roofing issues.

An ice dam forms when melting snow and ice refreezes on the roof, typically as it moves over a cool eave, into a gutter, or in shaded areas like dormers and crickets. If not properly dealt with, an ice dam can cause water to make its way inside the structure.

As preparation for winter 2015-2016 wraps up, we take a look at some of the lessons learned last year.

Radiant Heat meets the “Smart Home”

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Smart home technology has been in the news for a few years now, and is growing in popularity. With new developments coming regularly, the “connected home” is becoming less of a buzzword and more of a reality.

This technology, paired with electric radiant heat, allows for some exciting options to better manage cold weather. Heated floors, heated driveways, and heated roof deicing systems can all be connected to home automation systems.

Winter is Coming, 4 Ways to Prepare Your Home

4 ways to prepare your home for winter

There are nearly 2 weeks left of summer but that hasn’t stopped advertisers like Kmart from launching holiday commercials. While it may feel a bit early to kick off holiday shopping, winter weather will be here before we know it.

Before the snow and ice come it’s a good idea to prepare your home for winter and wrap up any ongoing projects. We’ve put together some things to check for and consider.

Tuff Cable in Invizimelt Panels for Roofs, Steps, Decks

Heatizon Systems is pleased to announce that one of its members, Steven D. Bench, was recently awarded a patent for a technology designed to remove snow and ice from the roofs of residences, and commercial and industrial buildings. Mr. Bench has assigned the manufacturing right for the product covered by the patent to Heatwave Systems L.L.C. d.b.a. Heatizon Systems.

InvizimeltHeatizon manufactures a complete line of radiant roof, snow, and ice melt products. The company’s radiant heating products are unique in the following four ways. First, they are designed to be installed under the roof covering material so they are permanent and not aesthetically distracting. Second, Heatizon Systems radiant roof snow and ice melting products totally remove the snow and ice off of the roof rather than melting just the eave line or merely providing a path for water like the traditional heat tape products. Third, they are engineered to last longer than most roof covering materials; and, Fourth, they are manufactured in the United States of America.

Warmquest Snow Melt Systems Take Action

Slip and fall accident claims amount to 36 billion dollars a year and are the number one cause of accidents in hotels, restaurants and public buildings with 70 percent occurring on flat and level surfaces. According to the Insurance information institute the average jury awarded individuals who slipped and fell at a retail store $220,730